Who We Are

There are 61* million children around the world deprived of their fundamental right to primary education. These children, the majority of whom live in the most marginalised sectors of society, have no access to quality primary education due to the tremendous obstacles they face including extreme poverty, living in areas affected by armed conflict, limited resources, poor infrastructure, natural disasters, or other factors that make education out of reach. They face increasing vulnerabilities as young girls, children with disabilities, refugees, or as members of religious, ethnic or linguistic minorities.

EAC believes strongly that all children must have every opportunity to survive and thrive in education.

Launched in November 2012, by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar, Educate A Child (EAC) is a global program of the Education Above All Foundation (EAA) that aims to significantly reduce the number of children worldwide who are denied their right to education. 

EAC is, at its heart, is a commitment to children who are out of school to help provide them with opportunities to learn and as such, it contributes to the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 4: to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

EAC’s Vision and Mission

Driven by Her Highness’s passion for quality education and the promises of new futures of peace and prosperity that it brings, EAC has a vision of a world where every individual has the opportunity to learn through a quality education.

EAC works with partner organisations toward its mission to trigger significant breakthroughs in providing out of school children faced with extreme poverty, cultural barriers, and conflict-affected environments an opportunity for a full course of quality primary education.

EAC’s Objectives

EAC endeavours to:  

  • Influence the enrolment and retention of at least 10 million out of school children (OOSC)
  • Support the development of education quality so that children who attend school stay in school and have an opportunity to learn
  • Contribute to mobilizing US$1 billion to support education and develop innovative financing mechanisms to foster program sustainability
  • Keep the issue of out of school children at the top of global and national agendas.

* updated in November 2016